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LaBrae rallies after slow start

Local Sports

LEAVITTSBURG — Coming off its biggest win of the season last Friday, the LaBrae High School boys basketball team needed an early wake-up call in order to get back to work against Campbell on Tuesday night. The Vikings trailed by nine points in the first quarter, but responded in a big way to ...

Springfield drops McDonald in MVAC play

High School Sports

NEW MIDDLETOWN — Thirty-nine days ago, the Springfield Tigers and McDonald Blue Devils faced off in an intense contest at McDonald High School that saw the home team walking off the court with a 64-60 victory. Fast forward to Tuesday night’s rematch of the two Mahoning Valley Athletic ...

New Orleans defeats Cavs

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CLEVELAND — Zion Williamson scored 14 points — all inside — in an uneventful NBA road debut and Jrue Holiday scored 26, leading the New Orleans Pelicans to a 125-111 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night. Playing in just his fourth game, Williamson added nine rebounds in ...

Lakeview falls as Struthers’ Ryan reaches 1,000

High School Sports

STRUTHERS — Monday night Carson Ryan watched Kobe Bryant’s final game as a Los Angeles Laker where he scored 60 points. Kobe wasn’t the scorer he once was and had just three 30-plus games that season. Ryan saw that epic performance and put it into effect scoring 13 points in the third ...

KSU rallies to win; Akron falls

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TOLEDO — Troy Simons scored 21 points with four assists and four steals and Kent State rallied from 21 points down to beat Toledo 83-70 on Tuesday night for a season sweep of the Rockets. Antonio Williams scored 21 points with four assists and four steals for the Golden Flashes (15-6, 5-3 ...

Falls pulls ahead of Liberty

High School Sports

NEWTON FALLS — The All-American Conference Blue Tier has some tough competition. Tuesday was no different as Newton Falls defeated Liberty, 45-32. Tiger junior Joey Kline’s defense and rebounding led to scoring opportunities down low in a decisive final quarter. Newton Falls ...

JFK wins; Girard, Brookfield edge foes

High School Sports

¯ KENNEDY 60, CHAMPION 54: WARREN — The host Eagles trailed 43-38 entering the fourth quarter, but used a 22-11 scoring push in the final eight minutes to down the Golden Flashes in a non-league affair. Saba Svani tallied eight of his game-high 21 points in the fourth period. He made four ...

Prep scoreboard

High School Sports

Boys basketball TUESDAY’S SCORES ¯ Canfield 71, Austintown Fitch 66 ¯ Boardman 64, Howland 31 ¯ Chaney 63, Ursuline 55 ¯ East 54, Cardinal Mooney 45, OT ¯ West Branch 57, Marlington 44 ¯ Girard 70, Hubbard 69 ¯ Poland 51, South Range 38 ¯ Struthers 84, Lakeview ...

WGH rolls past Ursuline

High School Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — Team chemistry. Those two words have been the embodiment of the Warren G. Harding girls basketball team this season. The Raiders sit on top of the standings in the Red Tier of the All-American Conference and possess an overall record of 16-2 so far. “Their willingness to ...

Players, coaches in area react to death

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Craig Giesy was like everyone else on Sunday afternoon, absorbing the news of Kobe Bryant’s passing — an NBA icon gone at age 41 in a helicopter crash in California. Bryant’s daughter, Gianna, 13, was with him as all nine aboard the transport perished. Tributes have come in, ...

Pelini leaves, returns to LSU

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — The rumors swirled just about every season since Bo Pelini took the job as the Youngstown State University football coach. His name was synonymous with job openings at colleges around the country from the time he was hired back in December 2014, but nothing ever ...

Maplewood, Badger, Bristol are winners in NAC games

High School Sports

¯ MAPLEWOOD 57, MATHEWS 34: VIENNA — Marissa Ventura had a game-high 30 points and five of the team’s 10 3-pointers to lead the undefeated Rockets past the Mustangs. Baylie Starcher added 15 points for the state-ranked Maplewood (17-0, 12-0 Northeastern Athletic Conference) in Division ...

Cleveland hires Berry

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CLEVELAND — Andrew Berry is coming back to the Browns. This time as the boss. Berry, who left Cleveland’s front office last year to work in Philadelphia, agreed Monday to become the Browns’ new general manager and executive vice president, a person familiar with the decision told The ...

YSU coach talks about breakfast, team

YSU Sports

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — If the Youngstown State baseball team’s annual First Pitch breakfast is less than two weeks away, that can only mean that the start of their baseball season is also around the corner. Former Major League outfielder Ken Griffey Sr. will serve as guest speaker at this ...

Prep scoreboard

High School Sports

Boys basketball MONDAY’S SCORES Around Ohio ¯ Cin. Shroder 60, Cincinnati Trailblazers HomeSchool 51 ¯ Cols. Grandview Hts. 77, Cols. KIPP 29 ¯ Delaware Olentangy Berlin 68, Northside Christian 24 ¯ Holgate 43, Gorham Fayette 39, OT ¯ Howard E. Knox 63, Delaware Christian ...

Pittsburgh deals OF Marte

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PITTSBURGH — Starling Marte is heading to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Pittsburgh Pirates sent the two-time Gold Glove outfielder and 2016 All-Star to the Diamondbacks on Monday for prospects Liover Peguero and pitcher Brennan Malone. The Diamondbacks will receive $1.5 million from the ...

LaBrae, Golden Flashes win AAC bowling titles

High School Sports

WARREN — Trumbull County swept the All-American Conference Blue Tier Championships on Sunday at Freeway Lanes. LaBrae High School won the boys title, and Champion took home the girls crown — both by narrow margins. The Vikings scored 2,561 points, just barely beating Champion’s 2,546. ...

Not feeling it from the start

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YOUNGSTOWN — John Barnes felt something was amiss Sunday afternoon, in the early moments of the Youngstown State University women’s basketball game against Milwaukee. YSU lost a hard-fought, double-overtime game to the Horizon League’s usual suspect for a conference championship — ...

Phantoms slip again at home

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YOUNGSTOWN — Going into the third period, neither team had scored. It looked like the first team to score a goal would score the win as well. Midway into the period, that team was Green Bay as the Gamblers scored three times in a 9-minute span to beat the Youngstown Phantoms, ...

Scoreboard

High School Sports

BOYS BOWLING AAC CHAMPIONSHIPS Blue Tier ¯ TEAM STANDINGS: LaBrae 2,561, Champion 2,546, Brookfield 2,420, Liberty 2,387, Campbell 1,999, Crestview 1,994. ¯ LaBRAE (2,561): Lucas Lancaster 238-177—415, Matthew Goldner 204-198—402, Conner Natali 146-191—337, Brent Sanderson ...